The Network is on the ground with cities across the country. As we partner with local leaders to develop strategies to fuel their turnaround, you can read about our insights and learnings here.

By Abigail Rybnicek

Practical Takeaways for Cities at Network’s Second Peer Convening

The Mayors of Springfield, MO, and Waco, TX, reflect on their experience at the National Resource Network's Peer Convening and the lessons they learned and are already implementing back home.

By Tricia Kerney-Willis

Kerney-Willis: Challenging Communities to Envision their Economic Future

The Economic Visioning Challenge awards prizes to diverse teams of partners that have generated tailored economic development plans for Las Vegas, Hartford, and Greensboro.

By Eric Rothman

McCarthy & Rothman: From Plan to Implementation – Lessons from Kansas City, KS

The Unified Government of Kansas City and Wyandotte County (the UG) is facing the same question many local governments face after the completion of a vision plan: What Next? Read how the National Resource Network is helping them the UG identify key issues and chart a course for implementation.

By Eric Rothman

Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative Recognized as a “Bright Idea”

SC2, including the Network, has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Harvard University Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation’s Annual Innovations in American Government Award and received a “Bright Idea” designation.

By Mayor Percy Bland

Mayor Bland: Why We Are Partnering with the Network

Meridian, MS, Mayor Percy Bland sheds light on the potential he sees for his community, the challenges they face, and the important role the Network is playing to move things forward.

By Mark Linton

Linton: Reflecting on the Value of Peer Learning

Mark Linton, Executive Director of White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities, shares his thoughts on the value of the National Resource Network and his experience at the inaugural peer convening.

By Maureen Mahoney

Mahoney: The Power of Learning Together

Maureen Mahoney reflects on Kansas City, Kansas' experience with the Network so far, both as a beta city and as a participant in the first peer convening.

By Abigail Rybnicek

Technical Assistance: Apply for These Great Opportunities!

The National Resource Network’s Technical Assistance Clearinghouse features more than 100 programs to support your community; learn which six have upcoming deadlines and how to apply.

By Abigail Rybnicek

311 for Cities in Action: Vacant Properties with IRS Liens

After using the Network's 311 for Cities, the City of Danville, VA, is on its way to cleaning up blighted houses in their community.

By Chris Osgood and Nigel Jacob

Chris Osgood and Nigel Jacob: Size Does Not Matter When it Comes to City Government Innovation

Chris Osgood and Nigel Jacob, Co-Chairs of Boston’s Urban Mechanics Office, discuss how, regardless of city size, service delivery can improve through innovative community oriented practices and ‘ambidextrous’ approach.

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